Thumb sprain

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Snowy McAllister
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Thumb sprain

Post by channels » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:10 pm

Skating with my boys today, they were padded up, me not so. I chose to stop my board on my last run with my elbows and wrists. Bit of bark lost which is what I felt at the time but now 4 or 5 hours later, appears my thumb took the brunt as I can barely move my thumb or move it without shrieking.

Started the ice treatment, taped it up as per a YouTube vid instruction.

Thinking physio tomorrow, anyone have an idea on rehab/recovery?

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Re: Thumb sprain

Post by alakaboo » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:25 pm

Get an x-ray.

Sounds like skier's thumb, but you may need a cast if it is a fracture.

Hands are complex, get professional advice early.

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Re: Thumb sprain

Post by buddy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:48 pm

Yeh x-ray and mri. Physio prob can't do too much tomorrow because it will still be very acute/inflamed.

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